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Press Release: Metropolitan Bank Honors Beth Edwards with Emmett O'Ryan Award

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN (March 3, 2016) – Beth Edwards, a Memphis visual artist, best known for her paintings of children’s toys, is the recipient of the sixth annual Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration. This award is given by Metropolitan Bank to a local artist whose work demonstrates artistic mastery. As the Emmett O’Ryan Award winner, Edwards receives a $10,000 cash award. Edwards was selected based on her decades of making... Read More
at Thursday, Mar 3, 2016

Press Release: The National Endowment for the Arts Supports Our Fellows Program!

For immediate release   photo: ArtsMemphis 2014 Fellow, Lecolion Washington, presents his case for support to peers and faculty Saad&Shaw.  MEMPHIS, TN   (December 8, 2015) – Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced a $40,000 grant to help ArtsMemphis train emerging leaders in the nascent field of arts-driven social change.  The initiative is called the Community Engagement Fellows Program. ArtsMemphis launched the Fellows... Read More
at Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015

ArtsMemphis Announces Brokerage Firm Challenge Winner

And THE WINNER of Our Inaugural Brokerage Firm Challenge Is... August 7, 2015 Back in May, we launched  The ArtsMemphis Brokerage Firm Challenge  -- an exciting partnership with three of Memphis's top financial firms:  FTB  Advisors ,  Raymond James , and  Wunderlich Securities .  Here's how it worked: we gave each firm a list of 200 past donors to ArtsMemphis who had yet to make a gift in our current fiscal year.  From there, volunteers... Read More
at Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Press Release: AutoZone Named a Top 10 Best Business Partnering with the Arts

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN   (May 20, 2015) – Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, announced that AutoZone has been named a BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America honoree for 2015. Above: Singers from Opera Memphis perform "AutoZone: The Opera." Presented every year by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of... Read More
at Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Press Release: Metropolitan Bank Honors Memphis Artist with Emmett O'Ryan Award

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN   (August 25, 2017) – Frank D. Robinson Jr. is the recipient of the fifth annual Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration, given by Memphis-based Metropolitan Bank to a local artist whose original work indicates continued artistic significance. Robinson, was nominated for the award by Memphis Brook Museum of Art. The award comes with a $2,000 cash award and the nominating organization receives $500. The Emmett... Read More
at Thursday, Feb 26, 2015

Press Release: ArtsMemphis Elects New Board Chair

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN   (January 2, 2015) – Bruce Hopkins, President of the West Tennessee Region of First Tennessee Bank, has been elected as the Board Chairman of ArtsMemphis, which provides communitywide funding for the arts community in Memphis. During 2014, ArtsMemphis distributed $3.3 million in grant funding to arts groups and individuals, bringing the five-year total of grant funding to $18.2 million. Also serving on the ArtsMemphis Executive... Read More
at Friday, Jan 2, 2015

Press Release: ArtsMemphis Announces New Leadership

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN   (June 23, 2014) – Susan Schadt who has been President & Chief Executive Officer of ArtsMemphis for the past 13 years, has stepped down as President of the arts funding organization. She will remain CEO of ArtsMemphis until December 31, 2014, when she will become CEO and owner of Wild Abundance Publishing, a Memphis-based firm that specializes in the publication of books that focuses on conservation and the arts. Elizabeth... Read More
at Monday, Jun 23, 2014

Press Release: Metropolitan Bank Presents Emmett O'Ryan Award to Leandra Urrutia

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN -  (Feb. 27, 2014) – Leandra Urrutia, an associate professor and department head of ceramics at Memphis College of Art, is the recipient of the Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration.  The Emmett O’Ryan Award is given annually by Memphis-based Metropolitan Bank to a visual artist for an original artistic creation that also bears promise for future artistic significance. The honor comes with a $2,000 cash... Read More
at Thursday, Feb 27, 2014

Press Release: ArtsMemphis Appoints Head of Community Outreach

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN -  (February 4, 2014) – ArtsMemphis is pleased to announce that Linda P. Steele has joined ArtsMemphis in its community engagement and outreach efforts. Ms. Steele has assumed the role of ArtsMemphis’s Chief Engagement and Outreach Officer and will be in charge of further developing and executing the organization’s efforts to bring the community’s wide array of arts to people throughout the Memphis area, including... Read More
at Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014

Announcing a New Grant Program for Visual Artists

ArtsAccelerator - An Incentive Grant for Visual Artists will help artists who are at a critical juncture in their work offset expenses related to a project or opportunity that would enhance the artist’s overall work or career. The ArtsAccelerator grants will support the areas of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation art, performance art, video or media art and craft. Individual funding requests for ArtsAccelerator grants may be up to $3,000 and are available to local artists at... Read More
at Thursday, Aug 8, 2013

Press Release: NEA Awards $135,000 to Memphis Arts Groups

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN  (April 24, 2013) – Four Memphis arts groups – ArtsMemphis, Opera Memphis, Soulsville Foundation, and Binghampton Development Corporation – have received $135,000 in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, which is nearly half of the total sum given by the NEA to arts organizations throughout Tennessee. The NEA awarded these grants to the four Memphis arts groups based on their contributions to create vibrant... Read More
at Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013

Press Release: Metropolitan Bank Presents Emmett O'Ryan Award to Alan Spearman

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN -  (Feb. 28, 2013) – Alan Spearman, a Memphis filmmaker,  recently received the third annual Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration,  given by Metropolitan Bank to an emerging artist for his or her work that also bears promise for future artistic significance. The honor comes with a $2,000 cash award and the nominating organization receives $500. Mr. Spearman, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and photojournalist,... Read More
at Thursday, Feb 28, 2013

Press Release: ArtsMemphis to Host Free Arts Festival

For immediate release   Featuring public art, performances and hands-on arts activities MEMPHIS, TN  (March 13, 2012) – ArtsMemphis will host a free Pop Up arts festival from 12-4 p.m. on March 24 at the Hollywood Community Center, 1560 North Hollywood. The arts festival will include the permanent installation of five picnic tables, designed and decorated by local artists, at the Hollywood Community Center. It will also include the dedication of artist Suzy... Read More
at Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012

Press Release: Metropolitan Bank Presents Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration

For immediate release   Second annual award honors artist Anthony D. Lee MEMPHIS, TN  (February 2, 2012) – Metropolitan Bank presented the second annual Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration (the “Emmett”) to artist Anthony D. Lee during a reception at Metropolitan Bank on Jan. 25. The award, which honors Mr. O’Ryan, a founding board member of Metropolitan Bank, is given annually to an emerging artist recognized for his or her... Read More
at Thursday, Feb 2, 2012

Press Release: ArtsMemphis to Steward First Tennessee Foundation Arts Funding

For immediate release   ArtsFirst grant panel will allocate more than $350,000 to arts groups MEMPHIS  (January 11, 2012) – First Tennessee Foundation has reinforced its significant investment in the arts in Memphis through a unique new funding model. The foundation will partner with ArtsMemphis to steward a grants program called ArtsFirst. In 2012 First Tennessee Foundation will allocate more than $350,000 through ArtsFirst to Memphis area arts organizations to... Read More
at Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012

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